India, China to hold 9th round of talks tomorrow to resolve Ladakh standoff | India News

New Delhi: India and China will hold the 9th round of corps commander level military talks on Sunday to resolve the ongoing standoff between the two nuclear-powered countries in Eastern Ladakh.

The military talks between the two sides are expected to begin at around 9.30 AM in Moldo opposite the Chushul sector on the Indian side of the border on Sunday. The military talks between the two sides come after more than two months. The last round (8th round) of talks took place on 6th November.

The latest round of talks will take place several months after the standoff at the Line of Actual Control began in Eastern Ladakh.

The border standoff that started in April/May last year intensified after the Galwan incident in June during which 20 Indian soldiers died and an undisclosed number of Chinese troops died in bloody man-to-man combat.

China has so far stayed mum about the casualties suffered by its military during the Galwan Valley clashes.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) recently said, “India and China continue to maintain close communication through diplomatic and military channels with the objective of ensuring complete disengagement in all friction points along the LAC in the western sector and for full restoration of peace and tranquillity.”

Along with the military round of talks, both sides continue to engage themselves through diplomatic channels – Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC).

The last round of WMCC took place on 18 December. During that round of talks, the two sides agreed to hold the next round of Senior Commanders’ meeting soon.

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